P-TECH Aims to Make Irish Workforce More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive

As a P-TECH industry partner working at Irish Life & Canada Life in Dublin’s north east inner city, we’re working to integrate innovative and emerging technologies in our business –with support from local community talent to make our workforce more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. All industries across all sectors are digitizing and the jobs market […]

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Recognizing an Engineering Leader in the Evolving Cloud: Bala Rajaraman

All too often in the world of high tech, we are quick to accept change, evolutionary and revolutionary technologies that make subtle or dramatic improvements in business and our lives. We revel in the advance, abandon the last version or model, adopt the new tech and move on, often not stopping to recognize the individuals […]

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How Data and Analytics Can Power a Transformation in Long-Term Disability

Employer-provided disability insurance has a problem — it’s reactive, risk-based payout, and in its current state, it cannot affect the metrics employers and employees truly care about: employee engagement, productivity and wellness. Modern disability insurance first became available in the late 19th century and was called “accident insurance.” It was meant to protect workers in […]

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How AI, IoT and Weather Tech Can Help Better Detect Deadly Wildfires

As summer temperatures in the northern hemisphere rise, so too does the risk of wildfires and the threat to life and property from the western U.S., to Europe and across Siberia. In fact, firefighting teams are working to contain wildfires across central Portugal as I write. Unfortunately, this trend shows no signs of slowing. According […]

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Payments Canada Partners with IBM to Build Modernized Payments System

The business of payments is fundamental to the Canadian economy. In 2016, estimated payments industry revenues were more than $16 billion. At Payments Canada we are at the epicenter of the payments industry, responsible for the safe and secure operation of Canada’s national payments systems, which clear and settle more than $200 billion every business […]

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Bringing Blockchain to Healthcare for a New View on Data

In a complex health system, seamless transitions in care are dependent upon, and often hindered by, the ability to access and share patient data. In a new proof of concept at Canada’s University Health Network (UHN), blockchain is being used to create a new model in which health data can be rapidly unlocked by authorized […]

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Q&A with Hillery Hunter, VP & CTO IBM Cloud on IBM’s Software Transformation

A couple of weeks after having closed its landmark acquisition of Red Hat, IBM is announcing new cloud capabilities that will transform the way clients do business and accelerate their journey to the cloud. This includes: IBM Cloud Paks, Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud, Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z and LinuxOne, and Consulting […]

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How Much Water Does it Take to Make Your Blue Jeans?

Question: What do The Weather Channel, 13,000 pounds of ice, and a latte have in common? Answer: A #KnowTheCost installation in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park designed to show the water cost of everyday items we use. A quantity of water most people cannot fully comprehend; hence, all that ice. To provide the full scope of the amount […]

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The Apollo 11 Lessons We Live by Today

In 1969, more than 4,000 IBMers worked alongside NASA to land Apollo 11 on the moon. And for each day of the many months they worked writing code, programming computers and running simulations, they never stopped thinking: What else could we do? What contingency can we plan for? What are we forgetting? In fact, it […]

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IBM & NASA: Working Side-by-Side to Land on the Moon

This Saturday, July 20th, is the 50th anniversary of one of humanity’s greatest technological achievements: landing people on the Moon, and subsequently returning them safely to Earth. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy challenged Americans to reach the Moon by the end of the decade, and in 1969 an extraordinary collaboration between the public and […]

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Q&A: IBM’s Landmark Acquisition of Red Hat

Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President, IBM Cloud & Cognitive Software and Paul Cormier, Red Hat Executive Vice President and President, Products and Technologies discuss the landmark acquisition.   How will IBM and Red Hat benefit from joining forces? Paul: Red Hat is an enterprise software company with an open source development model. A fundamental tenet […]

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Streaming the South American Solar Eclipse with the Help of the Cloud

Just before sunset on July 2 the moon over South America will pass in front of the sun and shift its umbral shadow from the Pacific Ocean, over La Serena, Chile, across the continent to Buenos Aires, and into the Atlantic. Although locations in neighboring Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay will be able to […]

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